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The people wanted it, why not. Please upload images via techpowerup.org so people can view them as some image sites are blocked at work/school.


In the future I will hope to get a "recommendation" list of mech keyboards.

Starting it off,
Corsair K60
 
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Qpad MK-50 with Cherry MX brown switches. The pictures in this post are from the TPU review. BTW, the keyboard is way darker than it appears on the pictures.



 
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ALRIGHT! Let the mechanical keyboard orgy begin!:pimp:
Ducky DS II 78Version (7 LED/8 switch types)

Stripped for your viewing pleasure ....

Ducky DS II Special Ed with white key caps

A close up of the switches on my Storm Trigger Green

For you gents who enjoy older models that have mellowed nicely.....Model M

When it comes to these beauties, I don't discriminate....black or white, they're all beautiful to me. Two Filco MJ Ninjas with black and white cases, swapped out the key caps....

My Topre Realforce 103UB-55G, the skull clack is a temp thing....

My Ducky DK9087G2 Pro TKL with white PBT key caps with my HHKB Pro2

A CM Quick Fire TK, all lit up

This is one of my first mech KB, an Armaggeddon MKA-3 Cherry Red

There was some controversy in another forumas to whether it uses authentic Cherry Red switches, I'd posted this...


FYI, IIRC, it's the Armaggeddon MKI-3 that uses 'China made' Red switches.....not this one.
 
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That is a lot of MKBs you got there... :eek:
 
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I like the A CM Quick Fire TK :) well anything with blue leds :laugh:
 
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I like the A CM Quick Fire TK :) well anything with blue leds :laugh:
Just to clear things up, it's a CM (Cooler Master) Quick Fire TK.....since 'a' was the first letter in that sentence, it had to be in capital, right?:toast:

Anyway, forgot to include a couple more, here's one of a Ducky DK9008, I'd sprayed it white, added a coat of clear lacquer to protect it. I'm using a set of Ducky white on white key caps on it for now, awaiting a set of custom key caps which would go nicely with a white KB case. Meanwhile, the white key caps does give it the 'Mac' look, doesn't it? BTW, it's pure white, doesn't look it due to the bad lighting I guess....

Last but not least, my CM Storm Trigger Cherry Red, all lit up!


Oh yes, this is a shot of my 78Version with the original black key caps with LED all the way up, it's pretty bright......understating it somewhat.
 
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/nice
will try to get a shot of my corsair, plain jane, but I want to /tag the thread anyway :)
 
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Here's yet another one which I had just gotten, liked it because it's a Keycool (which I'd always wanted to try), it's an 84 key MKB with white back light and simply looks cool....to me anyway. Typing this post with it, it's a tad dusty (didn't realized this before taking this pic) but I'll clean it up later. It was a display set and I got it with a nice discount...plus, I'm beginning to really like these diminutive keyboards.
 
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Lots of great pics and info at /r/mechanicalkeyboards on Reddit.
 
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Swapped out most of the black key caps on my HHKB Pro2 with yellow ones, the yellow key caps really do stand out.....very vibrant.
 

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Here is my current (and first) mechanical keyboard. Corsair K70:
 
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Its not the best out there, but i picked up my Levetron Clicker for $35 :) no camera so have to settle for interwebz pic

 
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Whao, 35 bucks only? That's a hella deal, better than the Monoprice MKB that I see going for about 60USD. I think it uses a sort of ALPS switch, still, it's a mechanical keybaord......nice find btw. I don't see such KB's in my neck of the woods. Anyway, been mucking around with the key caps for my Topre and HHKB....
 

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What you did there is practically cheating. Everybody knows that there isn't bad looking HHKB.
LOL!:laugh: Too true!:toast: Hell, you can put unicorn vomit key caps on it, and it'd still look good!;)
 
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Well, since my Topre has yellow key caps, I'd no choice but to change the LED color on my Roccat Kone XTD to match it....
 
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Sexy if you absolutely love Serious Business Beige, and semi-mechanical to some. The Model M. The one on the left is from August of 1987, and the one on the right is from December of 1986. Both work great 24 years later, although the '86 one is in serious need of a bolt mod. This image is fairy old, and my desk doesn't have the XT on the right.

I do have Model Fs and some Beamsprings as well, but Model M is easiest to use on a modern system without dealing with a crappy layout.

 
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Always wanted a Ducky YOTD, passed on a couple due to them having red switches. Stumbled on this just now and my inner geek burst forth.....I'm so weak!
 
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Very nice. Stumbled upon where? Used?

I'm in the market for my first mech but taking my time deciding which to get first. Though I do want tenkeyless and I think black or brown switches. Bought a 'tester kit' from WASD already...
 
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#22
Very nice. Stumbled upon where? Used?

I'm in the market for my first mech but taking my time deciding which to get first. Though I do want tenkeyless and I think black or brown switches. Bought a 'tester kit' from WASD already...
I was in the local tech mall yesterday, walked into a shop which was selling CM, Ducky and Rosewill KB's. I wasn't thinking of buying anything as I have already reserved and paid for my YOTS. I saw a brown box among the pile of other keyboards.....thought it rather odd and that it was prolly some cheapo non-branded KB.

When I opened it up, the inner box had the Dragon logo on it and I knew I was in trouble. When I saw that it had Cherry Brown switch, I told myself that although I had promised myself to NOT buy any more, I rationalized that the YOTD was something I would have gotten earlier IF I had found the right switch type. So, in a way, it would gave been part of my collection IF the right switch type was available earlier, hence my buying it was something that I would have done earlier had the right switch type been available. Amazing how we can talk ourselves into anything, eh?:D

BTW, if you're going to get your first Cherry MX keyboard, be sure to get a good one, something like Ducky, Filco, Leopold and other mechanical keyboard specialist makers. I hope you haven't fallen for the marketing hype of 'gaming' mechanical KB's. Unless you absolutely need macros, go with more simply and elegantly designed MKB's from the above-mentioned brands. Also, have you decided on what form factor KB you'd want, 60% or TKL (80%) or full-sized? Switch type?
 
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#23
Soemone in another forum had asked me to take a pic of all my keyboards in a single picture, a challenge but I was game.....
 
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#24
Hmmm, this thread needs a little lovin'.....my latest, a DS3 YOTS edition, Cherry Blue.
 
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#25
my local store is having a sale on CooleMaster Mech Keyboards, what would you suggest for gaming? red, blue or brown switches?
 
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